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Rome Statute   Armenia signed the Rome Statute on 1 October 1999.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Armenia has not signed the APIC.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement No Information is available.
Implementing Legislation In August 2004, the Armenian Constitutional Court delivered a negative opinion on the compatibility of the Rome Statute of the ICC with the national legislation. The reasons are: (a) the ICC is seen as supplementing the national judicial system of the RA (contradicting art 91 and 92 of the Constitution); (b) national authorities would be deprived of the right to grant pardon. Substantive Criminal Law: In August 2003 a new criminal code entered into force. The special part includes section 13 – “Crimes against peace and human security” –, which gives the definition of: 1. Genocide (art. 393); 2. Serious breaches of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts (art. 391); 3. Crimes against human security (art. 392).
The general part regulates the statute of limitation: while not applying for most of the crimes included in section 13, it applies to “crimes against human security” under art. 392. You can find the English translation of the Armenian criminal code at: www.legislationline.org/data/Documents/Armenia_Criminal_Code_2003.htm
Membership Armenia is a member of Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Country Updates
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
02 Apr 2014
Letter to the President of the Republic of Armenia
CICC
02 Apr 2014
Letter to the President of the Republic of Armenia (in Armenian)
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
02 Apr 2014
Global Coalition calls on Armenia to Ensure Justice for Victims by Joining ICC
CICC
02 Apr 2014
Global Coalition calls on Armenia to Ensure Justice for Victims by Joining ICC (in Armenian)